Eco-Friendly – Reducing our Server Power Consumption with Micro-Computers

 

The following blog post has been requested by various members of the Raspberry Pi (a Micro Computer!) community to share our experience whilst working on the project. This doesn’t have a lot to do with security, so we forgive our regular readers if they wish to stop here, but it does showcase the expertise of our teams working together.

Raspberry Pi 2
Raspberry Pi Model 2 ready for use in our Server Cluster.

In an ever changing world that increasingly relies on technology to bring faster and more efficient services to the customer; larger businesses like Rossells are cornered into operating their own in house server systems for a wide range of purposes. Ours for example, run our stock control, online web services, emails, monitor remote building management and handle calls through our phone system. A while ago we started by cramming our big, energy thirsty phone system into a tiny Raspberry Pi (we’ll post a link below) with outstanding energy savings. Continue reading Eco-Friendly – Reducing our Server Power Consumption with Micro-Computers

Updated Website

It’s something we’ve been working on for over a month now, but this week our website has been updated, and transferred over to its new home: https://www.Rossells.co.uk

Our updated website is here.
Our updated website is here.

Why?

With such a specialist range of services now offered by Rossells, having ‘locksmiths’ in the web address was becoming very outdated. Also, transferring a complex website can be very difficult, and so starting a fresh is better option for our team.

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Creating Lock parts with a 3D Printer

Not a week passes by without one of our team facing the issue of a broken lock part that is no longer available as a spare from our suppliers. Usually our choices are limited to hand making a part out of brass, or if the value of the item is worth the repair cost, we employ the services of one of our plastic moulding, or metal fabrication companies. In most cases, the time and labour involved render the safe, lock, door or handle completely useless.

We have watched the progression and development of 3D printers over the last 3 years with great interest. The accuracy and range of materials available has increased dramatically in 2014, so we invested in the technology at the beginning of 2015.

The results have been outstanding! The list of printed items has been very extensive: Handles, Lock Lever Spacers, Washers, Custom Electronics Boxes and maybe the odd handy tool for the office too!

3D Printed USB holder at Rossells

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